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Bungoma grass (Entolasia imbricata)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
Bumgoma grass
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tufted perennial, 60-120 cm high, found in swamps. A rather stemmy grass, but its stems are soft. Very palatable.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Very palatable.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 19.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 14.8 1
NDF % DM 51.2 *
ADF % DM 18.6 *
Lignin % DM 0.7 *
Ether extract % DM 1.1 1
Ash % DM 8.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 84.2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 80.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 14.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.6 *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:52

References
Datasheet citation 

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